Originally Posted by opentune
Tired of the high volume?
Well that, but the gigs don't pay that well either!
I ****ed up my ears long ago (Lord Tracy '87, '88, '89, '90. 91.)
Label band, loud, sound companies liked us, so my rider specs were usually always met.
Still, I was mixing and playing loud rock in '76, so do the math!
What they tell you IS true.
Remember that I largely do corporate audio, but I'll ***** out if I like the band!
Still, I have to follow the dough...
My old buds in the band I toured with for years is doing their bi-annual gigs in a few weeks here in Dallas (everyone lives all over the U.S. now, so shows are rare.)
They'll be rocking and I'll be in Anaheim, CA tech directing an event that is a big dance competition.
Hang out with my old buds, mixing a KICK ASS rock band, being adored while drinking free Coronas for MAYBE $100 per night or...
Doing a more brain straining gig in Anaheim for ten times the take home money...
I know... the choice is HARD!
A hefty mortgage, car payment, insurance, two kids, electricity, bills, bills, bills...